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Gama, Vasco da

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishGama, Vasco daVasco da GamaGa‧ma, Vas‧co da /ˈɡɑːmə, ˈvæskəʊ də $ ˈvɑːs-/ 🔊 🔊 (?1469–1524) a Portuguese sailor and explorer who was the first European to discover the way to India by sea. This made it possible for the Portuguese to trade with India and the Far East, which made Portugal one of the richest trading nations of that period.
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